is leanne waterhouse & nicole smede together with lots of creative mates
her collective is concerned with contemporary issues faced by female identifying artists, exploring themes such as identity, the feminine, domestic, and ecological concerns through collaborative works and projects. Engaging a range of voices across art forms and cultures, each project invites collaborators to create works immersed in community and skill exchange, fostering and empowering a local community of arts makers and critical thinkers. Established in 2020, her collective was initiated on Dharawal country where Leanne and Nicole both reside and create.
Leanne Waterhouse is a multi disciplinary artist - living and creating on Dharawal Country. Her work uses walking and observation as a process to create written translations, vocal soundscapes, graphic scores and installations using found objects to physically and metaphorically explore the intersections of the natural and the artificial. Leanne has completed a Master of Fine Art with Distinction from RMIT.
Nicole Smede is a vocalist and poet - born, living and creating on Dharawal Country. Her work explores a reclamation and reconnection of ancestry and Country, through language, poetry and song. Her work has been broadcast on national and international radio and features in a number of publications.